Vitamin IV Therapy in Houston

Vitamin IV Therapy in Houston


Key Benefits of IV Infusions

The primary reason for utilizing IV infusions is to bypass the digestive system. There are 3 primary benefits to doing this.


Vitamin supplements are indisputably beneficial, but when taken orally in pill form–your body’s natural metabolic absorption process can render up to 85% of that vitamin useless. To make matters worse, most people have increasingly poorer gut absorption as they age, resulting in even less of the oral nutrients being utilized by the body.

IV infusions deliver the nutrients directly to the cells through the bloodstream allowing for 100% absorption. These nutrient are also quickly circulated through your bloodstream and delivered to cells, where they are immediately available for use. It’s like direct deposit!

Intravenous vitamin infusions bypass the stomach and intestines. This means no upset stomach or intestinal problems like cramps, nausea, or diarrhea, which sometimes result from taking high doses of certain vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C and magnesium.

Research has shown that there are specific blood or tissue concentrations of certain nutrients that must be achieved in order for them to be pharmacologically active. Vitamin C is a good example of such a nutrient. Numerous studies show high concentrations of Vitamin C are required in the serum and intracellular fluid before it can exert its beneficial effects.

These high concentrations simply cannot be achieved by taking the nutrients orally; the bulk of vitamins and minerals swallowed in pill or liquid form is excreted, with very little actually absorbed into the bloodstream. Complicating this further is that many patients have conditions that impair their intestinal absorption in the first place.

Finally, as noted above, many patients cannot tolerate high doses of certain vitamins and minerals because these upset their stomachs. Therefore, only intravenous vitamin therapy can directly deliver pharmacologically effective doses of the required nutrients.



Dr. Shelena C. Lalji, M.D. "Dr. Shel"

Wellness and vitality expert Shelena C. Lalji, M.D., “Dr. Shel” helps her patients regain their healthy balance so they can look and feel their best. As a Board-Certified Ob/Gyn, Dr. Shel masterfully restores hormonal balance, introduces patient-specific nutritional supplementation, creates a healthy GI system, reduces stress, and reverses the signs of aging through her complete approach to inner and outer wellness.

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